Jamal’s Busy Day

Ages 5-8



Readers follow events in a youngster’s day from the child’s own perspective. (publisher)

Jamal a handsome energetic African-American boy is shown making all the necessary preparations for school that his parents make to begin their day. After washing brushing his teeth and dressing himself he has breakfast with his father and mother an architect and an accountant.

Using one or two sentences per page Jamal compares his “work” to that of each of his parents: making drawings working with numbers doing reports taking a crowded bus home etc. He is beautifully portrayed as an empowered child in the appealing drawings that reinforce the success motif throughout. This early reader is a real winner.” (School Library Journal)
Ages 5-8


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